Mexico creates massive marine park off the Baja Peninsula; Ken Foxe; Lonely Planet

Mexico – Archipiélago de Revillagigedo

An enormous new marine park larger than Greece has been created off the coast of Mexico to safeguard it for future generations. The area around the idyllic Revillagigedo Islands will be the largest protected area in the waters of North America.

The area around the islands – 400 kilometres south of the Baja Peninsula – is an “ocean superhighway” for the sea’s largest species including whales, dolphins, sharks, and tuna. Surrounding the islands live no less than 366 species of fish, of which 26 are found nowhere else in the entire world. There are 37 different types of sharks and rays found there, often in huge numbers. Included in that are both the world’s largest type of ray, the manta, and the largest type of shark, the whale shark.

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